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03 Present Subjunctive – E in WEIRDOS

As we continue talking about the present subjunctive, we find that there is a useful acronym: WEIRDOS, which can helps us remember many of the instances where we will need the present subjunctive.

In this lesson, we’re going to go over the E in WEIRDOS, which stands for Emotions & Feelings.  So check out the video and practice afterwards to check your understanding!

Leave any questions or comments below!

Explanation video:

Practice 1: (in context)

Miguel is trying his hand at online dating. See if you can figure out what makes him happy, what he likes and what worries him about his potential date! (Follow Miguel in the rest of the series!)

Practice 2: 

Translate the sentences into Spanish.


verbos (verbs):
alegrar – to make happy
    les alegra – it makes them happy
    nos alegra – it makes us happy
bailar – to dance
ba̱arse Рto take a bath
comer – to eat
conocer – to know (person/place)
dar – to give
decir – to say, tell
enojar – to make mad
    le enoja – it makes him/her mad
    me enoja – it makes me mad
fascinar – to fascinate
    le fascina – it fascinates him/her
frustrar – to frustrate
  nos frustra – it frustrates us
gustar – to be pleasing to
    me gusta – it pleases me
    les gusta – it pleases them
    te gusta – it pleases you
hablar – to talk, to speak
hacer – to do, to make
    hacer ejercicio – to do exercise
ir – to go
jugar – to play
preocupar – to worry
    le preocupa – it worries him/her
    les preocupa – it worries them
    nos preocupa – it worries us
querer – to want
saber – to know
salir de – to leave, to go out of
sentir que – to feel sorry that
    (yo) siento que – I feel sorry that
    (ellos) sienten que – they feel sorry that
ser – to be
    (ellas) son – they [females] are
temer – to fear
  (yo) temo – I fear
tener – to have
    (ustedes) tienen miedo – you all are afraid
    tiene miedo – s/he is afraid
tomar – to take

sustantivos (nouns):
el amigo – the friend
el autob̼s Рthe bus
el ba̱o Рthe bathroom
el dinero – the money
ellos – they, them
el nombre – the name
la cama – the bed
la cara – the face
la casa – the house
la fruta – the fruit
la tecnología – the technology
las manzanas – the apples
los ni̱os Рthe children, the kids
las novias – the girlfriends
los novios – the boyfriends
los padres – the parents
los plátanos – the bananas
los videojuegos – the videogames
todos – everyone
un problema – a problem
usted – you [formal]
ustedes – you all

otro (other):
a – to
ahora mismo – right now
aquí – here
así – that way, like that
bien – well
bueno(s) / buena(s) – good
con – with
debajo de – under
grande – big
más – more
mi(s) – my
muy – very
nuestro – our
su(s) – his/her/their
tan – so
tanto – so much


Related videos:

  1. Introduction to the Present Subjunctive
  2. Present Subjunctive – WEIRDOS summary
  3. Forming the Present Subjunctive
  4. W for Wishes, Desires & Imperatives
  5. I for Impersonal Observations
  6. R for Recommendations & Requests
  7. D for Doubt, Denial & Disbelief

2 Responses

  1. Hola. Soy maestra de High School.
    Necesito videos que me ayuden a explicar el Subjuntivo en el imperfecto,pretérito y otros tiempos.
    Cómo puede ayudarme.
    Muchas gracias
    Yasmin Ortiz

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